2017 Ford Galaxy Review

Introduction

The Galaxy is Ford’s biggest and most spacious car, taking a single-minded approach to family life by offering the absolute maximum in headroom, legroom and boot capacity. It offers van-like space for five and even a respectable luggage bay with seven on-board, which few seven-seaters match. Compared to the smaller S-Max, the Galaxy places comfort and practicality as higher priorities, leaving driver enjoyment and aesthetics to fall by the wayside.

 

Body Styles: 5-dr MPV Seats: 7 MRP from £27,940 - £38,590 

 

Did you know? The original Galaxy was a joint venture with the Volkswagen Group, creating three almost-identical siblings.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.3/10)

The Galaxy is, in some ways, better off than the S-Max – Ford’s other seven-seat MPV. It’s more focused on one goal, which is to provide maximum space and practicality for families. And in that way, it makes the S-Max look a little identity-confused. That said, the Galaxy is not quite up to scratch for driving dynamics and there’s a significant omission if it wants to challenge the very best in the class for practicality. Its seating layout is great, but ultimately it lacks the sliding doors to make the most of it.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆...